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Macy's, Banana Republic, and Victoria's Secret have all carried women's clothing made in a Long Island City sweatshop, according to this rather horrifying article. The Jin Shun factory paid workers $3.79 an hour for 66-hour
days weeks, six days a week. Creepily, it also distributed a worksheet in English and Mandarin instructing employees on how to lie to the New York State Labor Department. (Q: "Are you happy working here?" A: "I am happy here.") The ruse didn't work: Today, officials announced that the factory owes $5.3 million in back and overtime wages. [City Room]